Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bouquet Day!

Here's my sorry little submission for Noelle's wonderful meme: Monthly Garden Bouquet. All my little pretties can fit in a cordial glass ~ note the penny in the picture. (Feel free to ignore the hose :)

Okay! Onward and upward. 

These next two submissions are NOT mine. But, they're so cool I wanted to share. I hope you enjoy them.


My non garden-blogging friend, Karen, is a newbie to the world of Dahlias, but that didn't stop her from winning pretty much every prize in the house at last weekend's flower show.

Best Use of a Dining Room Table.
[These are just her winners. There were many more categories at the flower show.]

Three cheers for Karen. And, for Noelle, too. Creator of Monthly Garden Bouquet.

22 comments:

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

I like your arrangement- casual, natural and not too self-conscious like so many flower arrangements are.

Rose said...

They're both lovely, Kate, but frankly I like your anything-but-sorry-little bouquet:) I'm not very good at arranging flowers, but I have an even harder time cutting anything from the garden, so I just enjoy my bouquets outdoors.

Snowcatcher said...

Very cool! I wish I could grow dahlias like that! Even if I didn't do flower shows!

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Actually I think the hose adds contrast and dimension, Kate!

KC said...

Oh, everything looks better with your great captions. Thanks for the nod:)

joey said...

How cheery for this gloomy day, Kate! Always something of interest, love clipping from outside to bring in.

A Garden of Threads said...

I like your arrangement, simple and elegant. Just perfect. Take care.

Priscilla said...

Your flowers are a lovely arrangement, all the colors go very well together. Thanks for sharing, have a great week! :)

caite said...

the other two may be winners...but I love the first one most.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Love your arrangement. You make arranging look so easy.

Congrats to your friend on all her ribbons, job well done, indeed.

scottweberpdx said...

I love you bouquet...it's so charming! I also love that I'm not the only one who forgets to move the hose when taking a picture!

Kate said...

thanks, everyone! :))

One said...

I like your arrangement. Definitely will freshen up a room with its colors.

Melanie said...

Your arrangement is cool! Casually put together and beguiling :) The penny, the hose and the wall make it real.

debsgarden said...

Well, your little bouquet is charming, and I like it very much. Beauty is not defined by size!

Carol said...

I love your whimsical bouquet Kate! What beautiful Dahlias your friend has grown. ;>)

Deb Mc. said...

Thanks for the lovely images.
We're having a 2nd Spring over here in Kamas - several weeks ago there were a couple of below-freezing nights that wiped out most of the garden. Taking advantage of the return of warmth, an explosion of new leaves has sprouted on just about everything!

I particularly enjoy your Autumn Clematis photo, and wondered if you'd planted or it was in the yard when you arrived. Looks to be invasive in the south and east, but might be a real bonus up here in the hills.

Kate said...

Hi, Deb!
That's happening over here, too. :) I was up your way on Thursday, riding the Highline trail in the Uintas. Gorgeous autumn colors!

Sweet autumn clematis is a keeper. And, yes, I planted it after seeing one in full bloom at Red Butte Gardens. It's a monster of a vine, though, so give her lots of wiggle room. :D

Deb Mc. said...

Red Butte ... did they happen to have it growing up and around a niche framing a bench? I'm remembering seeing a spectacular explosion of simple flowers in that setting - absolutely humming with bees.

We took a ride Friday afternoon too - climbed up from Marion to a pond tucked in aspens and pines. Got yelled at by Stellar's Jays while the horses cooled off and we ate some lunch by the water. Glorious afternoon with the sunlight backlighting the falling leaves.

Kate said...

Hi, Deb;
Yep! It was so stunning I just had to have one for myself.

Sounds like you had a wonderful ride! We sneaked into Wolf Creek Ranch over the weekend and did another long one. And, we did not get caught so that was good. :D This is my favorite time of year to ride.

Deb Mc. said...

Hah! I had no place to put such a vigorous plant 'back in the day' that I first saw it, but seeing it there at Red Butte has stayed in my memory for several years. Thanks for helping me bring that memory back.

I wish I could take advantage of the current warm soils & the rains that are forecast for the week to have scored a nursery offering the clematis - but so far Park City doesn't have it, and I'm reluctant to ship in from out of state and miss the planting window. May just have to put a sticky-note on the calendar for next May and ask PC Nursery to order some in.

We thought to ride Sunday afternoon, but instead got caught up in seasonal projects (splitting wood, cleaning paddocks).
Next Saturday: the first annual(?) Summit County Harvest Festival at High Star Ranch (2pm - 7pm) - want to join us? We hope to bring a few of the herd (alpaca, llama) for people to visit with, and a spinning wheel to while away the afternoon.

Kate said...

I absolutely want to join you! I'll see if I can drag a few friends along, too. Thanks for the invite. Sounds like fun. :D